s1t02 - Dancin' In The Streets s1t03 - West L.A. Fadeaway s1t04 - CC Rider s1t05 - Peggy-O s1t06 - Hell In A Bucket s1t07 - break/tuning s1t08 - Keep On Growing* -> s1t09 - Stagger Lee -> s1t10 - Let It Grow -> s1t11 - Deal
Set II: s2t01 - tuning s2t02 - Morning Dew -> s2t03 - Playin' In The Band -> s2t04 - China Doll -> s2t05 - Jam (Brent w/drummers) -> s2t06 - Drums -> s2t07 - Space -> s2t08 - Truckin' -> s2t09 - Smokestack Lightning -> s2t10 - Comes A Time -> s2t11 - Sugar Magnolia s2t12 - E: Day Job
June 14, 2017 Subject:
No Morning Dew like this
Spectacular show, and the Dead's 20th anniversary show. First set is great, with the rarely played Keep on Growin'. But it's the 2nd set that takes this show to new heights of greatness: a one-of-a-kind Morning Dew to open the set, where you could have heard a pin drop it was so intense but in a West Coast way that you either know about or don't. Jerry also contributes a killer China Doll and a rarely played Comes A Time as his only songs in this set, and if you have been to the 4th dimension you will find this set and show to be in your top 10, easily. More from me on this very special SF Bay area HOME show, soon.
June 15, 2010 Subject:
it was 25 years ago today
great show - classic
June 14, 2008 Subject:
nice mix here
this is a very nice matrix mix... and of course, the show itself is classic
ahh - summer '85. never before, and never again would the "what would they play next" factor loom so large; the band was capable of pulling out any tune at any time. while the best music had clearly passed us by, summer '85 will always be remembered as a truly rewarding tour.
very nice matrix quality here. technical issues hinder the 1st set to a minor degree.
rather standard versions of Dancin, West LA, and CC Rider open the show; a very soulful, very good Peggy-O next, followed by a decent Bucket. after a brief bout of stage banter while the sound issues are worked on, the very nice Keep On Growing emerges. while a bit sloppy, this premier worked well; just a shame it never caught hold in the rotation. a catchy Stagger Lee next, followed by lackluster Let It Grow and a standard Deal. decent 1st set.
some very interesting crew banter opens the 2nd set recording, while a Morning Dew opens the actual set. Jer pours his heart into this one, but the tune just never kicks into high gear. a rather standard Playin next, into a nice China Doll and simple Brent jam (jam?). out of D/S comes a decent Truckin and a Pigless Smokestack. next - Jer's 85 voice sinks well into the notes of the first Comes a Time in 5 years, making the revival a huge success. a pretty good Sugar Mag follows, and as the taper of the show solemnly predicts, Day Job ends it.
rating the show with an historical perspective:
2.5 stars for quality of playing
5.0 stars for set-list
5.0 stars for quality of recording (that's taking into account the technical issues - OUTSTANDING job with the matrix)
overall: 4 stars.
December 14, 2007 Subject:
Thanks for your time cleaning this show up a bit from the other sources available. Just a peach of a show all the way through. Incredible. One of Healy's finer moments before that sweet Morning Dew gets going. One of my favorite shows on the Archive.